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Amoolya Singh, Ph.D.

Head of Discovery Technologies

Amoolya leads the use of advanced computing capabilities, including data science and machine learning, to accelerate Calico’s ability to make new scientific discoveries.

Prior to joining Calico, Amoolya was Vice President of Research and Development at Amyris, where she led a 30-person bioinformatics and software engineering group whose work included innovations in genotype representation and data visualization, building mathematical and statistical models to analyze high-throughput, multivariate genotype and phenotype data; metabolic modeling and design-of-experiments to perturb microbial biochemical pathways and to identify bottlenecks therein; and statistical process control to accelerate the R&D pipeline.

She earned a Ph.D. in Computational Biology and a Master of Science in Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon. Amoolya completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the European Molecular Biology Lab in Heidelberg, Germany and a Computational and Life Sciences fellowship at Emory University in the fields of comparative genomics and metagenomics, population genetics and experimental evolution. Between degrees, Amoolya worked as a software engineer at an internet startup, a multinational wireless telecommunications firm and a Wall Street investment bank.